Manali was the backpacking capital of India, but now it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, with tourists flocking all year round. Kullu Manali lies amidst the mountain slopes with amazing views, charming streams, the pines forests, and the snow-capped mountains. When people talk about getting away from the busy city life and spending some time in serenity with nature, Kullu Manali pops up into their heads. Of all the popular tourist destinations in India, Kullu Manali is the most sought after by tourists from different countries and by the locals alike. Kullu Manali can be visited all year long and by any kind of travelers from solo backpackers, weekenders, to families looking for time to bond. A Manali trip from Chennai will be an experience which you will cherish for the lifetime. The next mentioned are a few things you would love visiting in Manali.
Rohtang Pass- Rohtang pass is one of the most famous places in Manali as it connects Kullu Valley with Lahaul-Spiti Valley. This place has a breath-taking view with snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and beautiful road. The view during the journey from Manali to Rohtang pass is even better. Snow can be found in this place all year long, and a visit to this place is a must.
Old Manali– Old Manali is a quaint town with rustic cottages, lush green valley, and a lot of restaurants and cafes. This place is heaven for backpackers; in fact, when you visit Manali ditch new Manali and stay in old Manali. Although Old Manali and New Manali are only separated by the Manaslu river, the two seem to be vastly different from one another.
Solang Valley– Another must-visit place when in Kullu Manali, Solang Valley, is the place for adventure enthusiasts. One can engage in various activities here from paragliding, zorbing, horse-riding, to skiing. The drive to Solang valley is extremely picturesque with beautiful roads, views, and magnificent tall trees all around. If you want to engage in activities, Solang valley should not be missed out.
Vashisht Hot Spring– The Vashisht hot water spring is one of the popular attractions; the hot water is believed to have medicinal properties that can cure various skin diseases and offer many health benefits. Many tourists visit this place to take a dip in the hot water springs and rid themselves of any infection or diseases.
Hadimba Devi Temple– An evening or morning walk to Hadimba Devi Temple should not be missed, this temple is dedicated to Rakshasa Hadimba wife of Pandava Bhima. It stands amidst the beautiful tall cedar forest. It is an ancient cave temple and is built over a huge rock which was worshiped as an image of deity. This temple attracts devotees from all around the world.
There are many places to visit and things to do when in Kullu Manali, the above list is not the only places to see. And apart from visiting these places, there are also adventurous activities one can engage in. So, if you are taking the Kullu Manali packages from Chennai, you will not regret any part of that decision.